Production of the new BMW 7 Series is underway at the company’s Dingolfing plant. In fact, the production process has started just a few days ago.
BMW 7 Series Facelift
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BMW 7 Series Facelift Car Review
The BMW 7 Series has received a comprehensive mid-life update. This is the first update for the 7 Series since 2015 and now the Bavarian flagship sedan gets an imposing design language with a rejigged powertrain and updated interiors.
The fascia of the refreshed 7 Series takes its inspiration from the 2014 Vision Future Luxury Concept. The 40 per cent larger air dam – which takes its cues from the X7 – is flanked by sleeker BMW Laser lights. As seen on the new X7, the new 7 Series’ grille too is upright and daunting and gets a chrome surround. The front bumper design is opulent but sharp creases on the bonnet add much-needed aggression. At the rear, the entire tail light is new. It is only six-inch in thickness and runs across the tailgate. The sleek shape of taillights are akin to the one seen on the new 3 Series and the chrome finish insert adds opulence to the 7 Series’ posterior. Even the large multi-spoke alloy wheels gel well with the stately appeal of the new 7.
The cabin is comprehensively redesigned and yet is simple and functional – in typical BMW fashion. The floating screen now comes loaded with latest BMW OS with gesture control and other new gen connectivity features. The standard feature now includes wireless charging, while the new version of BMW's iDrive system is also present. There are a host of leather upholstery options along with all the driver aids expected from a Luxo-barge.
Apart from the flagship V12 in the 760i, the new 7 Series gets a new and powerful V8 in the 750i guise. The 4.4-litre motor produces 523bhp and 750Nm and 0-100kmph speed is achieved in just 3.9 seconds. There is the usual range of straight-six engines in the lower specs and the plugin hybrids are also available right from day one. BMW claims to have reworked the eight-speed automatic gearbox which is now standard across the range.
Following the official debut in China, the new 7 Series is likely to hit the streets sometime later this year. We expect the 7 Series facelift to arrive in India either in late-2019 or early next year as a part of BMW’s model offensive. It continues to rival the flagship sedans like the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Lexus LS and Jaguar XJ.